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Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Fertilizer consumption measures the quantity of plant nutrients used per unit of arable land. Fertilizer products cover nitrogenous, potash, and phosphate fertilizers (including ground rock phosphate). Traditional nutrients--animal and plant manures--are not included. The time reference for fertilizer consumption is the crop year (July through June). Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 New Zealand 216.52 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
2 Ireland 149.29 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
3 Australia 116.06 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
4 Canada 83.34 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
5 Belarus 75.36 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
6 United States 66.92 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
7 France 66.58 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
8 Iceland 62.11 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
9 Finland 56.34 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
10 Lithuania 55.92 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
11 Denmark 55.26 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
12 Spain 52.27 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
13 Malaysia 51.31 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
14 Hungary 49.35 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
High income OECD countries average (profile) 49.06 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 44.83 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
15 Brazil 42.94 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
16 Norway 40.55 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
17 Poland 39.54 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Non-religious countries average (profile) 39.31 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
18 Uruguay 38.97 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
19 Croatia 38.71 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 38.26 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
20 Serbia and Montenegro 37.9 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
European Union average (profile) 37.83 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
21 Costa Rica 36.99 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
22 Greece 36.86 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
NATO countries average (profile) 36.85 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
23 Saint Kitts and Nevis 36.4 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
24 Czech Republic 36.16 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
25 Slovenia 35.05 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
26 Germany 31.44 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
27 China 30.93 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
28 United Kingdom 30.37 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
29 Sweden 30.03 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
30 Chile 28.84 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
31 Uzbekistan 28.42 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
32 Belgium 27.97 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
33 Paraguay 27.51 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
34 Thailand 27.17 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 25.96 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
35 Austria 25.77 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
36 Italy 25.07 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
37 Turkey 25.04 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
38 Vietnam 24.77 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Emerging markets average (profile) 24.25 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
39 Guyana 23.92 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
40 Cyprus 21.69 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
41 Latvia 21.4 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
42 South Africa 21.29 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
43 Turkmenistan 21.12 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
44 Bulgaria 21.09 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
45 Netherlands 20.81 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
46 Mauritius 20.66 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
47 Pakistan 20.45 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
48 Portugal 19.96 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
49 Estonia 19.88 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
50 Iran 19.71 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
51 Argentina 19.65 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
52 Samoa 19.35 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Former British colonies average (profile) 18.83 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
53 Syria 18.25 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 18.22 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
54 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.2 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
55 Egypt 18.15 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
56 Ecuador 18.12 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
57 Belize 17.72 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
58 Saudi Arabia 17.66 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
59 Mexico 17.12 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 16.26 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Religious countries average (profile) 16.11 metric tons per 1,000 p 1999
60 Colombia 16.07 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
61 Malawi 15.99 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
62 Iraq 15.91 metric tons per 1,000 p 1999
63 Guatemala 15.9 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
64 India 15.38 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 15.24 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
65 Romania 14.96 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
66 Sri Lanka 14.95 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
67 Fiji 14.87 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
South and Central Asia average (profile) 14.51 metric tons per 1,000 p 1997
68 South Korea 14.49 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
69 Indonesia 14.12 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
70 Morocco 13.67 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
71 Switzerland 12.77 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
72 Suriname 12.71 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
73 Israel 12.37 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
74 Ukraine 12.22 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
75 North Korea 12.02 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
76 Venezuela 11.89 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
South Asia average (profile) 11.7 metric tons per 1,000 p 1997
77 Albania 11.49 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
78 Libya 11.22 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
79 Cuba 10.89 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
80 Brunei 10.73 metric tons per 1,000 p 1993
81 Nicaragua 10.65 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
82 Bangladesh 10.62 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
83 Tunisia 10.43 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
84 Peru 10.24 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
85 Lebanon 10.19 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
86 Russia 10.14 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
87 Japan 10.07 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
88 Dominican Republic 9.93 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 9.8 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
89 Panama 9.38 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
90 United Arab Emirates 9.32 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
91 Philippines 9.19 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
OPEC countries average (profile) 9.04 metric tons per 1,000 p 2001
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.96 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
92 Zimbabwe 8.6 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
93 Jamaica 8.56 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
94 El Salvador 8.48 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
95 Saint Lucia 8.44 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
96 Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.31 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
97 Dominica 7.64 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
98 Honduras 7.46 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
99 Jordan 6.65 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
100 Swaziland 6.43 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
101 Cote d'Ivoire 6.29 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
102 Lesotho 6.28 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
103 Benin 6.24 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
104 Georgia 6.16 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
105 Zambia 5.87 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
106 Kyrgyzstan 5.53 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
107 Virgin Islands 5.51 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
108 French Polynesia 5.33 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.95 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
109 Oman 4.91 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
110 Kenya 4.46 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
111 Tajikistan 4.42 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
112 Kazakhstan 4.37 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
113 New Caledonia 4.06 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
114 Afghanistan 3.97 metric tons per 1,000 p 1989
115 Armenia 3.7 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
failed states average (profile) 3.49 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
116 Nepal 3.49 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
117 Mali 3.4 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.27 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
118 Algeria 3.12 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
119 Senegal 3.08 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
120 Barbados 3.03 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
121 Togo 3 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
122 Burma 2.71 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
123 Botswana 2.6 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
124 The Bahamas 2.58 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
125 Trinidad and Tobago 2.52 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
126 Moldova 2.51 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
127 Cameroon 2.26 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
128 Ethiopia 2.23 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
129 Azerbaijan 2.17 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
130 Papua New Guinea 2.13 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
131 Sudan 2.03 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
132 Chad 1.99 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
133 Mongolia 1.82 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
134 Rwanda 1.78 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
135 Malta 1.77 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
136 Haiti 1.71 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
137 Guinea-Bissau 1.66 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
138 Bermuda 1.59 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
139 Bolivia 1.59 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
140 Ghana 1.5 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
141 Qatar 1.4 metric tons per 1,000 p 2001
142 Mozambique 1.33 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
143 Laos 1.3 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
144 Nigeria 1.26 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
145 Tonga 1.08 metric tons per 1,000 p 1985
146 Mauritania 1.03 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
147 Eritrea 0.949 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
148 Cambodia 0.624 metric tons per 1,000 p 1998
149 Yemen 0.608 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
150 Singapore 0.58 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
151 The Gambia 0.573 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
=152 Madagascar 0.532 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
=152 Comoros 0.532 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
154 Cape Verde 0.466 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
155 Equatorial Guinea 0.456 metric tons per 1,000 p 1980
156 Kuwait 0.45 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
157 Niger 0.394 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
158 Guinea 0.376 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
159 Burundi 0.372 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
160 Uganda 0.358 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
161 Gabon 0.227 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
162 Djibouti 0.216 metric tons per 1,000 p 1987
163 Seychelles 0.203 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
164 Tanzania 0.201 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
165 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.199 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
166 Bhutan 0.194 metric tons per 1,000 p 1997
167 Central African Republic 0.154 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
168 Namibia 0.153 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
169 Bahrain 0.144 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
170 Liberia 0.14 metric tons per 1,000 p 1990
171 Burkina Faso 0.139 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
172 Angola 0.101 metric tons per 1,000 p 2000
173 Somalia 0.067 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
174 Congo, Republic of the 0.065 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002
175 Sierra Leone 0.061 metric tons per 1,000 p 2002

Citation

"Countries Compared by Agriculture > Fertilizer > Consumption > Metric tons > Per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Agriculture/Fertilizer/Consumption/Metric-tons/Per-capita

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